Restore Damaged Teeth with Strength and StyleRestore teeth, inlay, onlay Greensburg

Often referred to as “partial crowns,” inlays and onlays use the existing tooth as a base and then cap the damaged area with a custom-designed restoration. They are often used when repairing the biting surface of the tooth and provide good alternatives to traditional fillings.

What’s the difference? An inlay is done when there is no damage to the cusp of the tooth, so the inlay can be placed directly on the tooth. An onlay is preferable when the damage to the original tooth is more extensive.

As with dental crowns, inlays and onlays typically require several visits.

  • First, the decayed area of the tooth is removed
  • Next, a mold of the tooth is taken
  • The dental lab makes a custom replacement*
  • While the permanent replacement is crafted, you wear a temporary
  • Finally, the inlay or onlay is put in place permanently and adjusted for perfect comfort

*Both dental inlays and onlays can require several appointments for fitting and installation; however, by using our advanced CEREC technology this time can be significantly reduced, even to a single appointment.

Depending on circumstances, your inlay or onlay may be made from porcelain, gold, or a composite resin. Whenever possible, care is taken so that your replacement will perfectly match your natural teeth.

Get Dentist GreensburgDuring your appointment and evaluation, Dr. Greg Lane will discuss whether the use of dental inlays and onlays is a good treatment for you.

Contact the Lane Center for Advanced Dentistry at 724-836-4433 or use our easy contact form to make an appointment.